Greenfield Public Schools Launches Summer Meals program

The Recorder, June 26th, 2016, by Tom Relihan. Juicy strawberries, vibrant green salads and fresh burgers on the grill?

School may be out for the summer, but for Greenfield public school students this summer all that will be a bit easier to obtain through the department’s summer meals program, which starts Monday.

The program will offer free lunch and breakfast at a variety of locations around town, including the YMCA, Greenfield Gardens, Oak Courts, Leyden Woods and the Greenfield Swimming and Recreation Area on Nash’s Mill Road. New this year, the program will also run at Greenfield High School.

Breakfast will be served Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On Saturdays this year, starting July 2, the Greenfield Farmers Market will offer lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Greenfield is among the first cities and towns in the state to pilot summer meals at farmers markets.

For families on SNAP benefits, the Farmers Market will match up to $10 of what they spend each time they visit the market.